The Chamisso Island Colonies IBA occupies 233 acres of land comprised of: bare rock/sand/clay, evergreen forest, shrubland, emergent herbaceous wetlands, and woody wetlands. The IBA is located in the Kotzebue Sound Lowlands ecoregion. It is owned and managed as: bureau of land management blm and fws - national wildlife refuge, and has the following primary uses: refuge-wildlife management and wilderness.

The Chamisso Island Colonies IBA contains 6 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 7 seabird species and an estimated 27,651 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for the following species: Horned Puffin (12,918).

Ornithological Summary

The Chamisso Island Colonies IBA contains 6 seabird colonies. Collectively, these colonies contain 7 seabird species and an estimated 27,651 birds. The meta-colony is an IBA for Horned Puffin (12,918). The largest colony, Puffin Island, contains 4 seabird species and an estimated 23,742 birds.

Conservation Issues

The Chamisso Island Colonies IBA is threatened by: boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, and water pollution.

Ownership

The Chamisso Island Colonies IBA is owned and managed as: bureau of land management blm and fws - national wildlife refuge.

Habitat

The Chamisso Island Colonies IBA is located in the Kotzebue Sound Lowlands ecoregion and contains the following habitat types: bare rock/sand/clay, evergreen forest, shrubland, emergent herbaceous wetlands, and woody wetlands. The meta-colony occupies a total land area of 233 acres with an average elevation of 21.0 m.

Land Use

The Chamisso Island Colonies IBA is used for: refuge-wildlife management and wilderness.

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